A New Semester Begins
It’s January 2009! Woo hoo! My birthday is in 12 days, I’ll be turning 26. I know in many eyes I’m still very young – including my own! But I feel like I’m getting older. Bills, a mortgage, grad school, a full-time job, a cat to look after, my father has passed away and my mother is dating again. Life can get to you sometimes. But it’s not too stressful anymore. I’ve got hope for this new year.
Speaking of hope, our new president Barack Obama takes office next week – that’s pretty darn cool. He’s got a lot on his plate, and he’s going to have to hit the ground running. I’m sure he will be able to handle it – whether you voted for him or not, the best thing you can do for him is to pray for him to have wisdom and make smart choices for this country.
I found out my friend Kara is moving to Canada. I haven’t seen her for a while, but this makes me sad. Not just because she’s moving away, but because it’s Canada.
Today starts my second semester of grad school classes, I’m taking PM652-50 – Project Plan Development. My team is really awesome, I’m glad we get to work together again for this class and the next. I’ll get a new team when I start my fourth class in the Fall.
I ran out of my medication over my vacation at my mother’s house. I was able to call my doctor and schedule an appointment, but they were hesitant about calling in my prescription for another refill before seeing them, since I hadn’t been in over a year. They did it anyway, and I’ve gotten my meds, and have an appointment on Monday the 19th. I’m also going to try and see the sleep specialists and do one of those sleep tests to see if I have sleep apnea.
I’m resolved to get healthy this year. I may not eat better, but I’m going to try and exercise somehow, and get my meds right and not freak out about going to the doctor to hear bad news. I’m not going to think of my meds as a crutch but as something that will keep me in good health. I don’t want any less years on this earth because I wasn’t a good steward of the health I’ve been given.
In other news – no one but my good, long-time friend at The Fate of Tyrlon and Other Dubious Things helped me out with a donation to help with my grad school fees. You should go visit his blog, because he’s awesome and covers interesting tech things, even more often than I do and usually with more details. He’s a programmer, a gamer, and a movie-watcher. He’s usually got interesting arguments on many topics, and offers up useful tips on how to avoid getting scammed online, and what does or does not work for making money online.
That’s okay, I still managed to pay for class. I’ll just eat Ramen until Mom and my sister come to visit for my birthday. It’s not like I’ve never done it before. Once my taxes get done, I am expecting the New Home Owner’s tax credit, which should wipe out my credit cards and give me a lot more breathing room each month. Maybe I’ll even be able to save some money again, and put it towards renovating the house.